Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he was dropping out of the running to replace John Boehner as House Speaker. The House of Representatives is scrambling like a smoked out beehive, and the House Speaker position is up for grabs.

Conservative Republicans and talking heads have mentioned possible theories for a new candidate. One has said Dick Cheney would be a good choice, and Fox News contributor Chris Stirewalt celebrated that idea.

Incredibly, the Speaker of the House does not need to be a member of the House of Representative. Technically, Cheney could be elected. Dick Cheney represents a great leader in the eyes of Fox News. To Ring of Fire, Cheney represents a war criminal who should be in prison.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced